Representative Joe Pitre
At Your Service
Frances Scott Key (inspired to write the Star Spangled Banner) recalled the words of George
that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is
that they will die on their feet rather than live on their knees.”
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero , 55 BC. We haven't learned alot in 2069 years!
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- Latest Post (HERE) 13 Oct 2015
I have been very busy since you sending me to Concord in November 2014. I have reached a goal of being assigned to the House Finance Committee, Division II, which covers budgets for Departments of Safety, Transportation, Education, Police Standards & Training and Lottery. I thank the voters for giving me the opportunity to serve on such a prestigious committee.
To satisfy the shortfall in highway, Governor Hassen tried to increase registration fees. This did not happen and critical parts of the budget were increased!
The session began with an attack on our education adequacy monies , which would have been a $1.6 million dollar reduction for our Farmington schools. After intense debate and lobbying in the Senate the decrease was 4% of our adequacy stabilization grant and a total $116,000 reduction per year. This is based on the number of pupils in our schools and we have nearly 400 less pupils than at past peak, which stabilization monies are based. I have reminded fellow committee members, that I made a promise to you, my constituents and that promise was to hold the line on any new taxes or fees and any downshifting of cost to cities and towns.
Strafford County Delegation:
As a State Representative, we become part of the governing process of Strafford County. I have been also elected to the Executive Committee of the Strafford County Delagation, which monitors and effects the nearly $60 million budget. I also serve on the Criminal Justice Subcommittee and very instrumental in working on the drug epidemic with the County Attorney, area police chiefs including our own Chief Drury, and county officials.
This is an insight as to what a State Representative works to accom,plish for its citizens.
All the best,
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Thankyou for the honor of this privilege of sending me on this journey by the voters of Strafford District 2, Farmington in November 2012 and elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives a truly awesome experience. I treasure the trust you have given me.